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  • Yet another retailer suffers a data breach Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 6:43 AM ET

    Dairy Queen says hackers may have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 32 or. 2 percent, to $128.41. Target fell $1.21 or 1.9 percent, to $61.60. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 38 or. 5 percent, to $77.86.

  • American workers' hourly wages in the private sector rose just 2 percent over the past 12 months, in line with what has been seen over the past few years, and was roughly flat in September, a Labor Department report showed last week. It gets affected by things such as the ISIL threat and the Ebola threat and issues that make people worry, "said Hugh Johnson, chairman and...

  • Dairy Queen latest to suffer customer card hack Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 5:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Ice cream and fast food chain Dairy Queen is the latest retailer to reveal a hack of its customer data. It's also the parent of the Orange Julius chain, and one stand-alone Orange Julius store was breached. Dairy Queen said there's no evidence Social Security numbers, card PIN numbers or email addresses were stolen.

  • How Pinterest is aiming to make money Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    Pinterest is starting to turn the more than 30 billion pins on its more than 750 million boards into profits.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $3.46 or 2.8 percent, to $128.73. Target rose $1.27 or 2.1 percent, to $62.81. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 94 or 1.2 percent, to $78.24.

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going through security checkpoints each day. Several Supreme Court justices expressed doubts Wednesday during arguments over whether federal law entitles workers to compensation for security measures to prevent...

  • Gap Chairman and CEO Murphy stepping down Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 4:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Gap said late Wednesday that Glenn Murphy will resign as its chairman and chief executive on Feb. 1, and the retailer will promote its digital leader Art Peck to CEO. The San Francisco company, which operates Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic, said Wednesday Murphy is resigning on Feb. 2, the end of its current fiscal year. Since joining Gap in 2005, Peck has been...

  • Hacking a big danger for small businesses Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— It's not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. JPMorgan Chase said the attack on its computer servers this summer compromised customer information from about 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. Target Corp., Michaels Stores Inc. and Neiman Marcus have also reported breaches of their...

  • Oct 7- Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. private sector employer, said on Tuesday that its 1.3 million workers would have to pay more for healthcare and it would end benefits for some part-time staff in a move that could prompt other companies to follow suit. In addition, Wal-Mart will end coverage for employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, a change that...

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Heating bills should be lower this winter because the deep freeze that chilled much of the nation last year is unlikely to return. Mobile revolution shakes up Silicon Valley. Long-established companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and eBay Inc. are scrambling to regain their footing to better compete against mobile-savvy trendsetters like Apple...

  • Oct 7- Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the biggest private-sector employer in the United States, said on Tuesday it was ending healthcare coverage for tens of thousands of part-time workers to cut costs in a move that could prompt other companies to follow suit. Wal-Mart flagged rising health care costs as a problem in August, when it cut its annual profit forecast.

  • The one cybersecurity threat everyone misses Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    Companies must be increasingly watchful of security failings at their smaller-sized vendors, a point of particular focus for cyberattacks.

  • Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for most part-timers Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for most of its part-time U.S. employees.

  • Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that starting Jan. 1, it will no longer offer health insurance to employees who work less than an average of 30 hours a week. Welborn said she didn't know how much Wal-Mart will save by dropping part-time employees, but added that the company will use a third-party organization to help part-time workers find insurance...

  • AT&T apologizes for insider breach Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 5:44 PM ET
    AT&T retail location in Times Square, New York.

    AT&T is apologizing for an incident in which one of its workers improperly accessed account information of some customers, Re/code reports.

  • How to protect your data? Think like a hacker Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Another week, another breach. It may seem like there's no way to protect your data. But if you think like a hacker, you can lower your risk.

  • Details on a cyberattack on JPMorgan's servers this summer add to doubts over the security of consumer data kept by lenders, retailers and others.

  • Will NFL blunders hurt Pink October?: Jack Brewer Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 2:48 PM ET
    Jack Brewer of the New York Giants on December 12, 2004 in Baltimore, Maryland.

    The NFL dons pink every October for breast-cancer awareness but its support of women is now questionable, says former NFL player Jack Brewer.

  • Oct 2- Wayfair Inc's shares rose as much as 27 percent in their market debut on Thursday, valuing the online home furnishings retailer at about $3.06 billion. The company's debut comes after the blockbuster listing of Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba Group Holding Ltd in New York and the strong debut of Europe's largest online fashion retailer Zalando...